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Full text of "Poland Russia and Great Britain 1941-1945"

the remainder, the flesh of the national organism., was more easily trans-
formed into small units, powerless motes, individuals deprived of the
means of existence, an amorphous crowd — inert in itself. Those
who did not obey did not eat, and., as in the case of Poland, the country as
a whole was in opposition, then the country itself was condemned to
death. The small foreign ruling body, headed first by a Gauleiter,
Bulganin, and afterwards by Lebediev, the Ambassadors from the U.S.S.R.
and under the cloak of a few Comintern officials with Polish names, true
or false as the case might be, was presented as the government and had
no difficulty in subduing the country, flooded with Russian troops, and
holding the population in a grip of terror. Any sign of opposition to this
Soviet-Poland was followed by savage sadism, while the concentration
camps founded by the Germans only changed their guards, but not in
the majority of cases, the unfortunate occupants.
Contrary to multinational Russia, the new Soviet-Poland was to be
absolutely cleared from any other nationalities, and where these were
found, they were sent to Russia. The Polish Jews who had been
members of the ' Lublin Committee * no longer appeared in the Soviets*
* Provisional Polish Government,' although Russian agents of Jewish
extraction were abundantly represented in the offices of the N.K.V.D.
The political division of the country, begun by the creation of the puppet
government, reached further into the community, and as it was above-
mentioned, this e government* announced the formation of sponsored
political parties. Thus the number of parties existing in Poland was
doubled. While the national ones were operating deeper and deeper in
the underground, the sponsored parties, advertised by the invaders5
propaganda, called for supporters, using the most powerful weapon in a
starving country—promising any supporters bonus in food. The spon-
sored parties applied the same tags which had appeared in the Russian
vocabulary, the terms c traitors of the people,' c followers of the London
Government' and c Capitalist agents *—thus they had the means to create
a chaos which in the end would be easily dispelled by the Government's
party—Communist P.P.R. The Lublin radio—the same one which had,
until now, acted in Moscow under the name of4 Kosciuszko/ daily and
nightly began to repeat speeches hastily made by the Chairmen and
Secretaries of these new ' parties/ unknown Soviet agents, who claimed
to be expressing the e will of the people ' and who joyfully hailed the e New
Government' and the New Order.
The re-organised Press in Lublin's Poland used the familiar political
titles of newspapers, but all of them, without exception, were published
and directed solely by the Communist Party. None of the papers pub-
lished by the Underground were able to come into the open.
The entry of Russian troops into any town was accompanied by an
order to give up all weapons, ammunition and any printing or duplicating
machine—even typewriters—which could be used by an Underground